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Unread 10-23-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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JKL's '05 Wrangler Unlimited

Quick specs: 6 cyl., auto trans, 3.73 gears, D30/44, 35x12.50 Coopers, 15x10 wheels

Bought it used in Dec. 2007. Needed something more reliable and with a little more room to accomodate all the baby gear. Here's a pic a about a month after I got it. It's replacing the YJ. Took the 35's off it to put on the LJ. Had some 33's off my dually I sold, so bought some cheap wheels to sell it.



Some driveway shots. You can see the front bumper I built for it.









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'13 10th Anniversary Unlimited Rubi
'05 LJ on 35s
1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
...now parting out

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Unread 10-23-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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A few pics from it's first wheelin trip. I was impressed with it's ability for a stock jeep.





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'05 LJ on 35s
1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
...now parting out
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Unread 10-23-2009, 02:03 PM   #3
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In May 2008 I used my stimulus check from Pres. Bush and bought a 4.5" BDS Ultimate lift. Came with upper and lower adjustable control arms, shocks, front and rear track bars, braided stainless steel brake lines and of course springs. I went through 2 front track bars and finally replaced it with a JKS and have not had any more issues. Didnt have my garage built yet so I installed it on a concrete pad in my backyard.

After the lift was installed.



Some driveway shots with the 35x12.50 Cooper STT and 15x10 wheels I took of the YJ.















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'05 LJ on 35s
1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
...now parting out
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Unread 10-23-2009, 02:20 PM   #4
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Richloam wheelin pics













Me and my jeepin partner

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'05 LJ on 35s
1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
...now parting out
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Unread 10-23-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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Some pics at the Ocala National Forest
















And finally a good action shot

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1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
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Unread 10-23-2009, 03:53 PM   #6
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Lookin' good
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Unread 10-23-2009, 03:58 PM   #7
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Looks real good---I like that green
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Unread 11-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #8
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very nice man i had a khaki LJ and then mom took it. so i went out and bought a electric green rubi like yours. i miss my LJ though
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Unread 11-09-2009, 10:22 PM   #9
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Nice! I love LJ's. If I were ever to replace my ZJ, that's what I would look for.

One question...why the new STT's on the YJ and the old school version on the LJ?

I have the new version, I love them.
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Unread 11-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #10
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Lookin' good
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Looks real good---I like that green
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very nice man i had a khaki LJ and then mom took it. so i went out and bought a electric green rubi like yours. i miss my LJ though
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Nice! I love LJ's. If I were ever to replace my ZJ, that's what I would look for.
Thanks guys
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Unread 11-10-2009, 09:00 AM   #11
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One question...why the new STT's on the YJ and the old school version on the LJ?
Wanted to stay with 35's. The new style were 33's.
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1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
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Unread 11-18-2009, 02:23 PM   #12
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sweet. Did you make that swingout? I'm tryin to compile plans for mine.
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Unread 11-18-2009, 04:50 PM   #13
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Did you make that swingout? I'm tryin to compile plans for mine.
Yes. I'll take some close up pics and make a short write up of how I did it in the next couple of days.
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'05 LJ on 35s
1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
...now parting out
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Unread 11-18-2009, 07:40 PM   #14
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Sweet. Thanks man. It looks great
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WTS: 4.2 parts. Fuel lines, pump, block, head, accessories, just ask
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Unread 11-23-2009, 08:57 PM   #15
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Here are the bumpers made from 2x4x1/8. The rear is 54" and the I don't remember how wide the front is. The D ring mounts and spindle came from A to Z Fab. Stays tight and no rattles.


To cut the angle I cut 1" down and 7" in.



The swing mount is 2x2x1/8 except for the lower piece attached to the spindle is 2x2x1/4.





Used the factory tire mount to easily mount the 3rd brake light.



Made the swing lock from a bolt and welded round rod to it for a handle and welded a nut to the back side of the stop.



For brackets I cut one side off some 2x2 and welded some bolts in.



The front

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'05 LJ on 35s
1 Ton XJ on 40s...went up in flames :(
1 Ton Scrambler Build Thread:"Project Taildragger"
...now parting out
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